Standard 1.3: Data Analysis
Standard 1.3: Analyze public health data to identify trends in health problems, environmental public health hazards, and social and economic factors that affect the public's health
Data analysis involves the examination and interpretation of data with the goal of drawing conclusions that inform planning, decision making, program development, evaluation, and quality improvement. The purpose of data analysis is to identify and understand current, emerging, or potential health problems, the contributing causes of health challenges, or environmental public health hazards. Data can identify trends in behaviors, disease incidence, opinions, socioeconomic status, the environment (natural and built), and other factors that aid in understanding health issues and their causes and in designing and evaluating programs and interventions.
Required documentation by measure
Keep these considerations in mind when selecting documentation for this standard: